RIP Lance Reddick

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Attila the Professor, Mar 17, 2023.

  1. Attila the Professor

    Attila the Professor Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Lance Reddick, actor known for roles in The Wire and the John Wick franchise, has died at the age of 60.

    According to multiple outlets, his representative confirmed that he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. The actor had been recently doing interviews for his role in John Wick: Chapter 4, released next week. Earlier this week, he chose not to attend the film’s New York premiere.

    Lance Reddick, star of The Wire and John Wick, dies aged 60

    He was brilliant in The Wire.
  2. rockclassics

    rockclassics Senior Member

    Mainline Florida

    He also played the role of Chief Irvin Irving in the Bosch tv series.
  3. Jim N.

    Jim N. He should have called it "2024"....

    So Cal
    A fine actor from two of my favorite TV series " The Wire" and "Fringe". Much too young.
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  4. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    Stunning. That guy looked like the picture of perfect health. How do you die of natural causes at 60 when you're that fit?

    Remarkably talented guy, I always thought.
  5. deadbirdie

    deadbirdie Senior Member

    Chicago, IL
    Oh no! RIP Lance. Loved him on The Wire & Bosch. He was also a main character on some PS games I play too, Horizon Zero Dawn/Forbidden West. So young, so sad :cry:
  6. Kray

    Kray Sleuthing

    wow... RIP too young
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

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  8. muzzer

    muzzer Forum Resident

    This is so sad, and a shock. He was on twitter 2 days ago, looking hale and hearty. Such a talented actor.
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  9. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
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  10. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Senior Member

    That really stinks. Very good actor. Much too young to die.
  11. steelinYaThighs

    steelinYaThighs 'Cause Music Is What I Want

    Magnificent as "Mobay" on Oz, but especially as "Cedric Daniels" on The Wire. This loss really hurts.

    - siyt
  12. RIP Lance Reddick

    This makes me sad...A fantastic actor and a musician who studied classical music composition in University.
  13. rnranimal

    rnranimal Senior Member

    Watching the last episode of The Wire right now. I wish I could still find shows this great instead of having to rewatch the same shows, but I still enjoy it and he was great in it. RIP
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Coincidentally, I am listening to this right now after hearing the sad news:

  15. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

    Natural causes? RIP
  16. bloodisthin

    bloodisthin And after all, we're only ordinary men

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael K. Williams, now Lance Reddick. Too many brilliant black actors not getting the chance to play old man roles. I loved Lance in all the many things I saw him - never once a duff performance. RIP to a real one.
  17. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

    One of my fave tv actors


  18. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    Also in 300 and many other films. A bit wooden in his roles, but he was a good actor. RIP
  19. What a terrific actor. RIP. He classed up everything he was in.
  20. ghostdwg

    ghostdwg Forum Resident

    New Milford, CT
    RIP to one of my favorite actors-he was great in every role he portrayed, especially in The Wire and Fringe.
  21. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

    What a shock. Only 60 and he seemed like someone who could live to a 100! I liked him in Oz as that undercover cop.
  22. He was great in both series (though his character was written more stiffly and he was asked to play it that way in “Fringe” at first). My favorite “Fringe” episode is the one where he gets high from LSD. His goofy laugh is infectious.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2023
  23. You never know. We all have unknown expiration dates.
  24. sound chaser

    sound chaser Senior Member

    North East UK.
  25. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member


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